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Research Faculty

Jay Jung Jae LEE

Dr Jay Lee is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing of the University of Hong Kong. He started his early career as a stroke nurse. After five years clinical experience, he went on to pursue his Masters and PhD in the School of Health and Social Sciences (Nursing Studies) at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Lee has conducted studies in the research topics of stroke care, addictive behaviours including tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking, and e-device use, and nursing and health education using diverse research designs including mixed methods. Particularly, he has significant experience in using research methodologies such as grounded theory, phenomenology, interpretive description, and thematic analysis to conduct rigorous qualitative studies.

Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
General Research Fund (GRF) Instant message-delivered personalised acceptance and commitment therapy (IMPACT) for neuropsychiatric symptoms in persons with mild cognitive impairment: a mixed methods study. 932,480
General Research Fund (GRF) The effect of instant message-delivered brief cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in stroke caregivers: a randomised controlled trial 1,197,535
General Research Fund (GRF) Ecological momentary intervention for stroke caregivers’ psychological support: a randomised controlled trial 734,456
Early Career Scheme (ECS) Instant message-delivered brief Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for post-stroke depression: a mixed method study 1,065,752
Health Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Fellowship Instant message-delivered personalised lifestyle modification intervention for pre-hypertension management among community dwelling adults: a randomised controlled trial 1,011,000
Health Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Instant message-delivered early psychological intervention in stroke family caregivers: a mixed-method study. 970,776
Enhanced New Staff Start-up Research Grant Chat-based instant messaging support behavioural intervention for hypertension management in stroke survivors: a mixed-method pilot study 380,000
Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Blood transfusion education using virtual reality simulation for nursing undergraduate students 283,319
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) Waterpipe smoking experiences, perceptions and motivations amongst young adults in Hong Kong: a qualitative study 134,000
Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise Using YouTube videos for health education on emerging alternative tobacco products in Hong Kong. 75,000
Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise YouTube videos for tobacco industry denormalisation in young people 98,174
  • Clinical experience
     - Stroke specialist nurse & Stroke ward staff nurse
  • Teaching
     - Qualitative research courses at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels
     - Nursing theories and models (undergraduate course)
     - Health promotion (undergraduate course)
  • Stroke eHealth research (stroke survivors’ and caregivers’ psychological well-being, and stroke risk factor management)
  • Nursing education (clinical placement and simulation-based learning).
  • Smoking research (waterpipe smoking, e-cigarette, denormalization of tobacco industry, and smoking in North Korea)

Book Chapter

  1. Lee JJ & Thorne S. Interpretive Description: A rigorous approach to qualitative research in the applied disciplines (Chapter 22). In  S. Wa-Mbaleka & A. Rosario (Eds), The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in the Asian Context. 2022. SAGE Publications. London.

Journal Articles

  1. Lee JJ*, Yeung KCY, Wang MP, Throne S, Tong HSC, Lai V. Circumventing tobacco control and safety policies to promote waterpipe sales: The perspective of staff in waterpipe smoking venues. Tobacco Control. 2021 Nov 9:tobaccocontrol-2021-056692. Available from: doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056692
  2. Lee JJ*, Tsang WN, Yang SC, Kwok JJY, Lou VWQ, Lau KK. A qualitative study of Chinese stroke caregivers’ caregiving experience during COVID-19 pandemic. Stroke. 2021:52  Available from: doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032250
  3. Lee JJ, Kang KA, Wang MP, Zhao SZ, Wong, JYH, O’Conner S, Yang SC, Shin SH* Associations between COVID-19 misinformation exposure and belief with COVID-19 knowledge and preventive behaviors: A cross-sectional online study. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 2020:22(11):e22205. Available from: doi: 10.2196/22205
  4. Lee JJ*, Yeung KC, Wang MP, Thorne S. Arabian nights in Hong Kong: Chinese young adults’ experience of waterpipe smoking. Tobacco Control. 2020 Aug 20. Available from: doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055699
  5. Lee JJ, Wang MP, Luk TT, Guo N, Chan SS, Lam TH. Associations of Electronic Device Use Before and After Sleep With Psychological Distress Among Chinese Adults in Hong Kong: Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Mental Health. 2020 Jun;7(6):e15403. Available from: doi:10.2196/15403 
  6. Lee JJ*, Wang MP, Yang SC. Will the tobacco industry ultimately triumph in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic?: a call for nurses’ action in tobacco control. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2020 Jul 25. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103726 
  7. Lee JJ*, Wu Y, Wang MP, Yeung KC, Wong JY, Smith R. Waterpipe smoking among university students in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 21;20:253. Available from: doi:10.1186/s12889-020-08686-6
  8. Lee JJ, Yeung KC, Clarke CL, Yoo J. Nursing Students' Learning Dynamics and Perception of High-Fidelity Simulation-Based Learning. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 2019 Aug;33:7-16. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2019.04.008
  9. Lee JJ*, Carson MN, Clarke CL, Yang SC, Nam SJ. Nursing students' learning dynamics with clinical information and communication technology: A constructive grounded theory approach. Nurse Education Today. 2019 Feb;73:41-7. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.11.007
  10. Lee JJ*, Clarke CL. Nursing students' attitudes towards information and communication technology: an exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2015 Jan 13;71(5):1181-93. Available from: doi:10.1111/jan.12611
  • Nurse Education Today – Assistant Editor
  • Nursing & Health Sciences - Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Qualitative Research - Editorial Board Member
  • Frontiers in Neurology  - Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing - Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing - Editorial Board Member